antirachitic

antirachitic
I. \\| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|-\ adjective
Etymology: anti- (I) + rachitic
: opposing or preventing the development of rickets

an antirachitic vitamin

II. noun (-s)
: an antirachitic agent

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antirachitic /an-ti-rə-kitˈik/ (medicine)
adjective
Tending to prevent or cure rickets
noun
An antirachitic agent
ORIGIN:anti- (1)

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antirachitic, a. Med.
(ˌæntɪrəˈkɪtɪk)
[f. anti- 3 + Gr. ῥαχῖτ-ις spinal complaint, f. ῥάχις backbone.]
Tending to cure spinal disease.
in Mayne Exp. Lex.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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